If you were determined to be the legal, biological parent of a child, you have rights to see your children. Numerous statistics support the argument that it is beneficial to a child to have both of their parent’s involvement in their life; that is why it is so important to maintain regular visitations with your child’s biological parent. Under California family law, the non-custodial parent must be granted reasonable visitation rights unless the visitation would be detrimental to the child.
If your divorce decree states that there is limited visitation, you may be eligible to modify your final order. Visitation rights are always determined to be in the child’s best interests, and the parent who was not granted child custody must still be allowed visitation rights. You must contact a family law attorney immediately if you have been refused or granted limited visitation with supervision. Your rights as a parent may be being violated by a vengeful ex-spouse, and you need to fight for your children.
Why Visitation is Important
Growing up with separated parents can put a lot of emotional stress on a child. If you are divorcing and have children involved, you must try your hardest to maintain a positive interaction with your spouse for your child’s sake. Let your children know that it is okay to be with both parents and never speak poorly about the other parent in front of your child. Maintaining a healthy environment for your children can allow them to lead successful lives and studies prove that a parent’s influence can positively affect children.
Contact McKean Family Law A.P.C. today if you are facing custody issues or visitation problems. I can help you fight for your children and their future.